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DIGNITY - Danish Institute Against Torture is a self-governing institution independent of party politics, and it is the largest centre of its kind in the world.

DIGNITY is organized in three broad themes: Rehabilitation, Detention and Urban Violence. In all three areas, we undertake interventions and we do research. DIGNITY works in Denmark as well as the Global South. Additional information regarding DIGNITY’s activities can be obtained here at our website.

DIGNITY considers diversity a strength, and we therefore encourage everybody, irrespective of age, gender, religion or ethnic origin to apply.

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DIGNITY is fighting for a world without torture. We are working towards a world, where no one is subjected to torture and other forms of inhuman or degrading treatment, and, simultaneously, where torture practices do not continue to affect survivors and their families. The present strategy provides the framework for our work to ensure rehabilitation of survivors and their families within the overall aim: “Traumatized survivors of torture and other forms of inhuman treatment or violence have timely and equal access to quality rehabilitation aimed at restoring functioning in family, work, and community life.”

Assignment Objective

The research firm or team of consultants will support DIGNITY’s senior researcher in conducting a mixed-methods research study that will generate knowledge on factors affecting youth mental health and participation in education. The team will be responsible for the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data over the course of the project. Participants will be potentially vulnerable youth, their caregivers and community members. As such, it is essential the team is trained in the collection of sensitive data and must uphold research ethics through every stage of the project.

Scope of Work and Activities

The research will be conducted in phases over the scope of the project period starting at the beginning of Q1 2023 and continuing through Q4 2024 (estimated). Data collection will begin after local ethical board approval has been received.

The consultant should take all reasonable steps to ensure that the study is designed and conducted to respect and protect the rights and welfare of the people and communities involved. This will include providing referrals to mental health services as specified in the study plan. Additionally the consultant should take reasonable steps to ensure that the study is technically accurate and reliable, is conducted in a transparent and impartial manner, and contributes to organisational learning and accountability. The consultants will also commit to adhering to DIGNITY’s ethical guidelines and Code of Conduct.

Research participants will be selected from beneficiaries and professionals involved in the project and larger network. DIGNITY’s local partners will support practical aspects of the research such as contact information for potential participants and location of interviews etc.

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DIGNITY has been working in the MENA region for the past 15 years through multiple partnerships with local organizations in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan (i.e., 4 of the ‘focus countries’ which fall under the Danish Arab Partnership Program (DAPP).

About the Position:

As a DIGNITY MHPSS Technical Advisor, you will:

  • Provide MHPSS support to clinical activities in the MENA region (in close collaboration with DIGNITY’s International Programs Clinical Team).
  • Work to ensure quality assurance of program delivery in line with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on MHPSS.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of efforts – by DIGNITY and its partners – to determine and adjust approaches as needed in the four DAPP focus countries (including neighboring countries, if appropriate).
  • Support the tracking, compilation, and analysis of key indicators and outcomes for regional MHPSS programming.
  • Support DIGNITY’s local partners in the implementation of their MHPSS programs, (including any activities undertaken by external contractors).
  • Facilitate access to learning and knowledge exchange between relevant actors working within this context (including ‘south-south’ training).
  • Provide guidance on staff-care / prevention of burn-out.
  • Support DIGNITY’s (MENA) Country Offices in setting up, and maintaining, staff well-being policies and practices (e.g., peer-to-peer staff support).
  • Conduct supervision for partners.

Position Reports to: DIGNITY Country Director.

Technical supervision: Director International Programs (DIGNITY HQ Clinical Team)

Other Internal/External Contacts: MHPSS Program Manager; MHPSS Project Coordinators; External Consultants.

Deadline for applications: 28 February 2023. 

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About the International Accountability Platform for Belarus:

The IAPB is a coalition of independent non-government organisations that have joined forces to collect, consolidate, verify, and preserve evidence of gross human rights violations constituting crimes under international law allegedly committed by Belarusian authorities and others in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath, with a view to supporting accountability bodies.

The IAPB is composed of a Steering Committee and Advisory Council and supported by a Secretariat. The Steering Committee, responsible for leading the Platform’s work, is composed of DIGNITY – Danish Institute against Torture (lead), Human Rights Center Viasna (co-lead), International Committee for the Investigation of Torture in Belarus (co-lead) and REDRESS (co-lead).

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Duty station: Home-based

Consultancy duration: As soon as practicable, for a period of 3 months with possible renewal

Reports to: IAPB Senior Legal Advisor

Deadline: Open until filled

Please submit applications, including a cover letter and CV, via the link. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Kate Vigneswaran, Head of the IAPB, at

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